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Australian Rotarian to address local club

Mark AndersonMark Anderson, Senior Coordinator, Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation based in the South Pacific and Philippines Office in Parramatta, Australia, will be the speaker for the Friday, March 6 meeting of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club.

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Mayfield inducted into Hall of Honor

Jacky MayfieldJacky Mayfield was inducted into the East Texas Coaches Association Hall of Honor during a banquet February 21 in Texarkana. Mr. Mayfield coached football at Mount Vernon ISD from 2000-2004.

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Cookie packages

Carabeth Luckey, Sara French, Collette Shumate, Pat Wommack and Junetta WhitecottenThe Republican Women of Northeast Texas packed decorated boxes full of cookies and delivered them to local sheriff’s and police departments to express appreciation for their hard work.

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Burkett to speak on quilts for Historical group

Dr. Deborah L. Burkett of Troup, Texas will bring her expertise in storytelling and knowledge of quilts as she presents the program for the Monday, March 2 meeting of the Franklin County Historical Association.

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Shakespeare Club to view student film

The Shakespeare Club and the Franklin County Arts Alliance are again joining forces to bring the latest film by Northeast Texas Community College students to Mount Vernon.

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Barrel racing awards

Tri-County Barrel Racing AssociationThe annual awards banquet for the Tri-County Barrel Racing Association was February 13 at the Pickton Community Center. Members competed in barrels, poles and a lead line class.

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Food drive

Those participating were front row, left to right, Taydin Tosh, Bryce Boren, Cody Clinton, Dylan Clinton, Dakota Vogele, Dylan Bolton, Rylin Tosh, back row, Rebecca Long (teacher), Ayden Crowston, Javion Fountain, Riley Henderson, Connor Richards, Jayden Doss, Whitney Ashley, and Camberlee Johnson. Kids Under Construction held their annual Food Drive to benefit Franklin County Food Bank in January.  Preschool and school age students collected 1,160 items total.

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Connect with food source families

Previously known as Food Checkout Week, consumers across the state celebrated on Texas Food Connection Day, February 17. The observance is part of a year-round effort to bring people

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Top Pinewood Derby winners

 top winners in the 2015 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271The top winners in the 2015 Pinewood Derby for Mount Vernon Cub Scout Pack 271 include, kneeling, Kaeden Alcorn, Kirk Allen-Rosen, standing, Gage Sixkiller, Trystan Burton, Zack Carabello.

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